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Aikido is not a sport, but a traditional martial art. Respect for the teacher, other students, and the dojo space is a requirement. Some of the rituals and practices might feel unfamiliar at first, but they are in place to ensure the best possible learning conditions and to protect everyone's safety. An added benefit is that they expose students to some of the traditional norms and values of Japanese culture.